Universe: The Cosmology Quest

2004 ,    »  -   87 Comments
Ratings: 7.37/10 from 27 users.

Universe: The Cosmology QuestMost of us are intrigued by questions to do with the origin and evolution of the universe. Where do we come from? Where are we going?

These are fundamental questions. But no one knows the answers. In the last few years there have been many claims that we are finally getting a true answer.

It is that the universe and all of the matter and energy out of which we are created was created in a great explosion about 15 billion years ago. This was the big bang. Most scientists will agree with this but there are a few of us, expert in the field, who understand that we still really don't know. This is the story of the few.

Most astronomical theory is arrived at in personal meetings between members of an influential elite. This film gives an opportunity to hear and see, first hand, the arguments which contradict the currently accepted paradigms.

Listen and reflect as researchers discuss discoveries which do not reach the news media, and public at large. See the evidence for a completely different universe. Discover together with many prominent workers in the field, what this universe looks like, and how it works.

It is amazing that this film got made considering the animosity towards alternative ideas in the field. It would appear that Meyers has become the Michael Moore of the science documentary!

This feature length presentation is a unique mixture of human interest and science documentary film. As the first comprehensive documentary to deal with major new approaches in non-bing bang cosmologies, it reveals several deep-rooted theoretical and observational controversies.

This is a fact, well hidden from university students and the general public, which is told with clarity and conviction: and potentially leading to the down-fall of the presiding Big Bang theory.

The story is told by 16 world renown astronomers and cosmologist such as the legendary Sir Fred Hoyle, controversial cosmologists Geoffrey Burbidge and Halton Arp, philosopher and telescope designer John Dobson, astronomers Jack Sulentic, Jean-Claude Pecker, and Margaret Burbidge.

Illustrated with 3D animations and a lush symphonic soundtrack -this film is a scientific and historical "must" for anyone interested in astronomy and cosmology today.

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87 Comments / User Reviews

  1. marqueso

    Pretty interesting stuff. Maybe this explains why things are getting so complicated in our explanations of the universe. (Multiple universes?) Could the reason that things are so complicated be because we are looking at things all along?

  2. alpine

    So, why haven't I heard about any of these ideas until this particular documentary? Why have I not been taught this in school?

  3. Anthony

    if your interested in the social aspects in this one take a look at the Adam Curtis doc entitled the way of all flesh...

  4. esmuziq

    things get blocked at the conventional level
    people just don't want to admit they are wrong
    you got killed in the days when the world was ' flat '
    saying the world was round

    i think ego is the devil in al of us
    it holds you us like a witch :-)

  5. esmuziq


    if there is one thing you could do to make this site perfect is to put a script for the reply on video's that it does not reload the page :-)

    still bless for this site none the less

  6. strykeup241

    is this narrated by zoolander?

  7. Cool E Beans

    This is also available as a two part Google video.

  8. No B. Ody

    Crackpots and hacks. Expelled, fired and ridiculed by everyone... so what makes their science better and more accurate than everyone else?

  9. Totoeskhoo

    It saddens me that the scientific community is so conservative and stubborn with their established beliefs. The same is to say for the archeologists who refuse to take in consideration the evidence regarding a lost chapter in human civilisation. What they are doing is downright unscientific.

  10. Waldo

    Science is like any other profession out there, some people have a interest in keeeping things the way they are. But, so do the nay sayers who have steaked their career on the establishment being wrong. The truth is no one wants to study something for the majority of their career and then have others tell them their time was pointless as their hypothesis is wrong. I will also say that as long as the vast majority of the universe fits the expansion hypothesis, which it does, I am not sure that one entity not fitting that model means the whole thing needs to be scrapped.

    I think the issue here is not whether or not the expansion model is right or wrong, but that science is losing its objectivity due to the commercial interests of a few. As usual once you bring money and recognition into the picture the heart of the thing is ruined. Of course without money and commercial interests science would never be able to afford the massively expensive technologies needed to figure things out. Satelite telescopes and so forth are not cheap.

  11. dustin

    @strykeup241 You are totally right on with the Zoolander observation..can't get Ben Stiller's sarcastic face outta my mind while watching.

  12. dustin

    great doc! 10/10

  13. lex

    i think that current theories about the space and its genesis are far from the truth

  14. lex

    boring... yet for the first time i heard a very plausible and acceptable theory about the universe and it goes sumffn like this-'we don't have a clue', 'we honestly don't know'

  15. ProudinUS

    Great doc. This is what the human mind should be used for.The study of something greater then our knowledge of our tiny speck of space called "Earth".

    So far most of our minds are consumed with national pride(Which I am guilty of),religious pride,greed,dominance,hatered...ect.Wouldn't it be great if someday we all joined together and had a title like "human pride" and enjoyed knowledge of the unknown so it good benifit ALL.It's better to see minds argue about space then minds argue about world dominance and greed.

  16. Ramus

    "i think ego is the devil in al of us"
    Am I the only one that see's the hypocrisy in that statement?

  17. zol

    I would really have appreciated a release date for this. I did a quick search: it's roughly early-mid 2010.

    Even 'accessible' science documentaries need to be current, and there no hint as to how far behind current knowledge this will be without watching it, and I see enough out-of-date science already.

    The lack of *posting* dates is another problem I might have mentioned before.

  18. Insomnio

    I would be nice to know if this guys had a religious agenda when making this documentary. I'm so skeptical with all the bullshit strategies the creationists come with every time. If Big Bang didn't occur, fine, I don't care; but don't use science to bring the Genesis fairytale by the backdoor.

  19. V

    Just as I've always assumed. Our universe is like a complex version of a singular cell, bore out of earlier cells, in which all embodies together to make an even more complex structure that will continue like so infinitely in both micro and macro scales. For example, if we were the size of a photon, a galaxy could be represented as an atom, and the universe as a single celled collection of those atoms.

    People just really hate to not a definitive answer to their question(s).

  20. uncontinuous

    welcome to the club, old maya belief, stars are born in the center of galaxie, we might see one soon.

  21. Jeigh

    @Ramus, I cracked up the second I read it, but to be fair, I think it just got lost in translation. esmusiq I believe speaks Spanish as a first language. But yes, very funny

    @waldo...the model statesman as always. You should go into politics, and I am not being sarcastic. That is a compliment.

  22. Achems Razor

    Interesting stuff. Watch also "The chariots of the gods" here on TDF about a plasma universe.

    This doc also begs the question if universe is infinite, was there a beginning to infinity? No, am not religious,(LOL). I still find it utterly amazing that all humans are like "water vapor film on a glass, one swipe and we are gone" (Carl Sagan), can even envision such vastness and grandeur and try to give it a name!

  23. Totoeskhoo

    @Achems Razor
    I think you mean "Thunderbolts of the Gods", "Chariots" is the book about ancient aliens.

  24. SmellyAss

    Thanks for thisone Vlatko!:-)

  25. Arnold Vinette

    I enjoyed Waldo's comment. "Science is like any other profession out there, some people have a interest in keeping things the way they are. But, so do the nay sayers who have staked their career on the establishment being wrong. The truth is no one wants to study something for the majority of their career and then have others tell them their time was pointless as their hypothesis is wrong. I will also say that as long as the vast majority of the universe fits the expansion hypothesis, which it does, I am not sure that one entity not fitting that model means the whole thing needs to be scrapped.

    I think the issue here is not whether or not the expansion model is right or wrong, but that science is losing its objectivity due to the commercial interests of a few. As usual once you bring money and recognition into the picture the heart of the thing is ruined. Of course without money and commercial interests science would never be able to afford the massively expensive technologies needed to figure things out. Satellite telescopes and so forth are not cheap."

    I am an amateur and learn everything as it crosses my path. I have followed the arguments of cosmology for the last 40 years of my life. Since my livelihood does not depend on any one theory or another, I am the most open to new cosmological ideas.

    What I have been learning over the past year including this new documentary is that the current standard model of the Universe based on gravity is simply WRONG.

    The new and better fitting model of the universe is the Plasma Universe or the Electromagnet universe.

    The Plasma universe is also supported by Nicola Tesla who discovered through his electrical experiments that the true form of electricity was a gaseous form (his words) that would now be described today as plasma energy.

    What Nicola Tesla discovered was that electrical plasma energy surrounded the earth and filled the universe.

    Therefore based on this evidence and the new evidence coming out that supports the new plasma model for the universe the old standard model of the universe based on gravity is now obsolete.

    What this means by conclusion is this. 1) There was no big bang. The universe did not suddenly come into being and expand to its present size. 2) The universe is not expanding and certainly not expanding at some phenomenal rate as has been suggested. This is new evidence based on the red shift theory being wrong. 3) The red shift now being observed needs to be explained in terms of electro-magnatisim and the new plasma universe model. 4) There are no Black Holes in the universe. This concept is wrong based on the standard model of the universe using gravity. 5) There is no dark matter / dark energy holding spinning universes / galaxies together. This is based on the standard model that is now wrong. Universes are held together by electro-magnetism and not gravity. Electro-magnetism is infinitely stronger than gravity. This is why galaxies have a symmetrical spin on the inside as well as the outside. The electro-magnetism effect is such that the spinning universe / galaxy is held together like a spinning marble. 6) The concept of the neutron star is wrong based on the new plasma universe. Neutron stars cannot exist. 7) Pulsars no longer exist as indicated by the standard universe model. Stars rotating at hyper speeds is ridiculous. They however can be explained using electro-magnetism and a plasma universe model. 8) The sun's function is not that of pure nuclear fission but rather plasma energy. Plasma energy that is being drawn towards the sun from the universe at large.

    Based on all of this information confirming the new plasma model of the universe the supposed genius of cosmology who has held the science back for over 20 or 30 years needs to politely released from his job immediately. Because he is not the genius he thinks he is. His ego and pride have blinded him to the new information coming in from astronomical observations which he has ignored or explained away.

    His arrogance has allowed the perpetuation of a mythical universe based on the standard model that is now completely wrong. In the future the post of the central person as gateway for cosmological information needs to be replaced every 4 to 5 years like the political positions of power.

    This will allow new ideas in that would have been originally blocked.

    What I have learned during this program is very disturbing when it comes to science and science discovery. Science discovery for the last 20 to 30 years has been turned off due to the ineptitude of the supposed expert in charge of things. This ineptitude is due to his ego, pride and arrogance. What is worse is that it exists at all levels throughout cosmology. Where did all of these sheep come from?

    So new policies need to be immediately put into place to move new people into positions of gateway authority every 4 to 5 years. This will hopefully prevent the disaster of stopping scientific discovery that has been apparent for the last 20 to 30 years. Astronomers need to learn that it is alright to be wrong. When a person's ego and pride become to large these people MUST be moved out of authority and gateway positions or else scientific discovery either stops or is dramatically slowed down.

    Arnold Vinette
    Ottawa, Canada
    Professional Researcher

  26. Robyn

    How can job security and tenure be the driving forces behind science and observation in the quest for truth? Without the ability to freely question observations or data, how can we ever hope to know anything?

  27. D.E. Goodman

    "Waldo" you are confusing "meat/STEAK" with STAKE.

  28. D.E. Goodman

    "Stake" as in "risk"

  29. Usouffrir

    I'm not going to speculate on anything, I'll just say if we can imagine it then somewhere in the universe it has been created/made. Space is big, really, really big. If a minuscule thing like us has been made and developed a form of thought to look to the stars and wonder, then without a doubt asking how it all began is a question that can never, ever be answered by man.

    I love these types of thinkers!

  30. D.E. Goodman

    "ProudinUS" the US had the right idea, but was sold-out to the banks, when they 'conned"(?) Wilson into selling the United States to The House of Rothschild baking network. Controlled by the Illuminati-backed CFR, UN, Tri-Lateral Commission, Carlyle-Group, Builderberg Group, a--holes that run the world. THEY...are all "involved!"

  31. D.E. Goodman

    "banking" oops

  32. azilda

    If this brought your curiosity to a high level, watch Thunderbolts of The Gods it will make it soar even higher.
    My idea of the dough nut or belly button or circumpunct is as real as plasma is the blood of the universe.

  33. zol

    It would be nice to think that this is about encouraging people to test their ideas, but it's mainly interested in flattering those who don't by claiming that there is no knowledge gap between themselves and professional scientists. You don't need to research anything if you can dismiss those who do.

    Philosophical concerns about how science is done were not pursued, although that was possibly the most significant point, and there's no reason to suppose plasma theory escapes the same criticism.
    No case is made for it except that it's not mainstream. It's not even explained well enough for laypeople to consider rationally.

    Red shift is the key observation that leads to expanding universe cosmologies, and is the reason that 'big bang'-shaped models persist in the face of new information. Non-expanding models need to explain the same observations to succeed, not just avoid mentioning them as this video does.

  34. ff1

    I'm sorry people but the physics supports the expansion of the universe not this "rubbish". There was no rebuttal in this doc. Maybe, because no credible scholar like Hawkins needs to waste thier time.

  35. hanselda

    What this doc does not tell you is that most of the quasars observed are consistent with big bang theory, while only few cases they show such kind of controversy. It is not rational using just 2 or 3 special cases to refute the consistent observations on 200000 known quasars. Besides, Arp should propose his theory to explain not only those 2 or 3 special cases, but also all the other cosmological phenomenon such as CMB in a consistent way before he can bash the established theory.
    Cut it simple, there is no science in this doc.
    PS: take a look at what is the right the practice of scientific method.

  36. ff1

    Sorry again People I meant a scholar like Professor Steven Hawking instead of Hawkins.

  37. Achems Razor


    You are right! I meant "Thunderbolts of the gods"

    I have no excuse, must of had a "Maladaptive brain activity change"! (LOL)

  38. Waldo

    @ D.E. Goodman

    Thanks for the correction, you are absolutely right.

    @ Jeigh

    Thank you for the compliment. I subscribe to the idea that there is no absolute truth, in most situations. We all experience the world through our own reality tunnel that filters our perceptions according to our own belief system. That said there is never a legitmate defense for certain repulsive actions. I fail at this objectivity at times, as I catch myself passionately defending some idea or belief. But, as a rule I try to move myself to a perspective that allows me to see the opinions of others from their point of veiw, which completely does away the silly duality so often instilled in us by religiouse ideology. See, there I go again making an assertion and defending it. The duality of good and evil is a valid concept from certain perspectives. I must admit that I have yet to experience these perspectives, but I must believe they are valid in some way. My fellow man has believed passionately in this concept for far to long to simply dismiss it out right.

    Its hard to do this, but I am trying as I believe it will make me a better person able to live a more full and rewarding life. To give credit were credit is due, this way of thinking is a result of debates I have had and documentaries I have seen on this site, along with personal introspection. Thank you Vlatko, you are truly making a difference in this world.

  39. Sahel


  40. Ray

    Some viewers may be missing part of the conclusion.
    Part eight shifts to almost end of part9 and 9 minutes of the conclusion is not being seen.
    I had to reset part 9 each time part 8 ended.

  41. Eickhardt

    If this doc captured your interest, try Nassim Haramein on google. Interesting stuff, although i'm not sure how seriously to take it yet.

  42. Achems Razor


    Actually that thought also crossed my mind, could be a creationists ploy, a prelude to trick us into their Genesis comic book scenario, god was mentioned a few times. Found from past experience they are very tricky! And they mentioned the "Void" a few times, that comes straight out of the bibles, as in the beginning there was a great "Void" a nothingness.

  43. r

    thanks for this one.

  44. Bootstrap

    @ Razor

    I have seen many creationists make room for God within the Standard Model, which can easily be argued with the fine tuning arguments. Many fine tuning arguments (e.g. cosmological constant) are parasitic upon the standard model, and would thus collapse with the fall of this paradigm. In other words, it is much more difficult to argue for creation if the universe itself is eternal, and therefore without a beginning.

  45. Ptolemy_Banana

    The best thing about the Big Bang Theory is that it has gone through the most vigorous of scrutiny. It's gone through decades of peer review. Countless discoveries have fit right into the model as they were discovered. It has predicted things that were later discovered, and this has happened frequently. It has predicted particles that were later discovered. It has predicted and helpped us find black holes.

    Now we're talking about the Universe here, which is pretty big, so of course there are going to be holes in the theory. Especially when thinking of other spacial dimensions, multi-verses, string theory, and other really interesting ideas that are coming into the spotlight. But these things all fit within the Big Bang theory.

    These people scorn Dark Matter and Dark Energy, yet don't refute it at all. They say they don't know. Well that's not an answer to a scientist. There's nothing wrong with plugging in an arbitrary # when the need calls. Science has been doing this for centuries and those holes tend to get filled when the appropriate discovery is made. Science can make very accurate predictions, and as far as theories go the Big Bang has made its fare share of predictions, given us guides on where to do our research, and hasn't disappointed very often.

    This is the reason that the Big Bang has the spotlight. It isn't out of some conspiracy amongst scientists and investors. It's because out of all the theories we have for our Universe, it's the most solid, most rigorously tested. It's been peer reviewed and scrutinized.

    One thing in this docu that really bothered me was when one of those interviewed (cannot remember his name) said 'If you remove the idea of redshift then these galaxies are all rotating around each other'. Well you CAN'T remove redshift. It is a phenomena that is very very real. It's like saying 'If you remove gravity, then my theory on the universe works'. Well yeah, maybe, but there's gravity in the Universe so you have to deal with it. They also scorned computer simulations by saying 'you can plug in any data you want to make it work' and then at the end of the docu they made their own computer simulation with their own data. Basically they are scorning Big Bang Theorists for our methods, and then using those same methods to try and prove a point, which I'm not sure there was one.

    What I DID like about this docu, however, was that it promoted a high degree of free thought. It promoted objectivity and not being afraid to ask questions and come up with new ideas.

    PS @those who are weary I don't think that this is a tool of creationists and intelligent designers. One of the people said he didn't believe in the Big Bang theory because he's atheist and the theory itself is too akin to creationism, with only the timeline different. Also, they talked about asking questions. Creationists don't ask questions. They assume the bible is right beyond reason.

  46. Tigerspaw

    @Ptolemy_Banana "There’s nothing wrong with plugging in an arbitrary # when the need calls." I well agree to some point.But considering Dark Matter and Dark Energy are 95% of this "Arbitrary" number, I'll sit on the fence here a little longer. To Me that's like seeing the last 5% of a ball game and saying you have a positive proof of how it all went before. I also hope Free Thought is not shunned in any scientific field. The Big Bang has the Spotlight now and for the reasons you have given. But I'm sure most will agree we HAVE to keep and open mind to what we my discover tomorrow. Thanks for the post Vlatko.

  47. Jim

    This movie reminds me of something? Hmmm, what could it be? I wonder if the big bangers are funded by the same foundations and govt. think tanks that sent out Al Gore out into the world as a voice crying in the wilderness for global warming god gaia?

  48. Zveki

    I have 2 questions that I never knew who to ask until I found out about this site. I really hope someone might give as much as a hint of an answer.

    1. The big bang implies an explosion/expansion of the universe at an incredible rate. To my knowledge far greater than the speed of light. How is such an expansion possible for particles/materia considering Einsteins speed limit for anything with mass.

    2. If the universe is expanding, why are galaxies sometimes colliding? An expansion would imply everything moving away from everything else.

    Thanks for any replies and Vlatko thank you for keeping the site alive.

  49. Achems Razor

    @Zveki: There was no particles, no mass, only "plasma" at the big bang. A soup.

    Particles, matter started to form billions of years after when everything cooled somewhat.

    Galaxies are colliding due to gravitational forces.

  50. Zveki

    Thanks Achem

  51. Oli

    This is not a science documentary - it is a piece of crap creationist flick, which becomes apparent after about one second. Avoid! Religious loonies really annoy me... :(

  52. 420 Vision

    Whats with the REVERB and the fake English Accent ?

  53. Ramus

    I have no idea how you managed to find this about creationism? I'm an atheist and I didn't see anything religious about this doc. If anything it's anti-creationism. Maybe you should have watched more than 1 second.

  54. smugg

    i wish carl sagan was alive.

  55. Jacob

    this documentary has been posted several times on different sites under different names. it talks about what is now called plasma cosmology, you can look it up on wikipedia. the stuff contained in this film is, for the most part, bunk.

  56. Cool E Beans

    @Zveki Achems answer not withstanding, your observations are noteworthy.

    1. Einsteins equations relate to the acceleration of an object and not to its overall speed. You couldn't carry enough fuel to accelerate to or past the speed of light since as you speed up your mass increases requiring more thrust which requires more fuel which requires more thrust, etc. The solution, of course, is not to use thrust or push, but to use pull ie: a falling man requires no thrust to fall.
    Simply create a gravitational field in front of your vessel and fall towards it. As you 'fall', you will be projecting that field ahead of you at an ever increasing speed without thrust or extra energy expension. Just remember to reverse the field direction at the halfway point of your journey or you will overshoot your destination.

    2. An object in motion tends to stay in motion unless acted upon by another force or object. There is no friction in space so that any object moving at an original speed of 'X' would continue at that speed forever. Though gravity is a far reaching force, it is an extreamly weak force and the speed that expanding objects are moving away from each other would escape from the influence of other gravitational fields rather quickly, in my opinion, slowing each of them only slightly. Under those conditions, the most we should see in our universe is individual solar systems each moving away from each other and yet that is not what we observe.

    While I don't subscribe to the existance of black holes by the classic definition, I do contend that hyper-gravitational fields could be created artificially. For a black hole to exist as defined, some light could escape past the fringes of a black hole causing those particles to be travelling at far less than the 186,000 mps attributed to 'all' observed light in the galaxy. And since all light is created by suns which have the greatest natural gravitational fields in each solar system, all light should be going slower than the maximum speed if gravity affected light particles at all. It doesn't.

  57. Zveki

    @ Cool E Beans

    What's your standpoint on Plasma Cosmology?

  58. debs

    waldo you need to get out more mate. that whole alien thing must have really f##ked you up. what do the greys think sbout the red shift?? surely they would know?? but then i am just an ignorant “nay sayer“. this was seriously one of most disappointing boring docs ever.. and you bore me even more

  59. Timal Patel

    This was different to most of the other 'big bang' documentaries i have seen, and this one seems to make the most sense imo...when looking at the 'big picure' What if our universe or 'existance' is constantly recycling itself?

    Once galaxies become old and overtime many large stars have produced a lot of large/ heavy elements.... the black holes in the centre of galaxies suck them up, break all elements back down into hydrogen then release large clouds of quasars that eventually form the new galaxies... it shows these being released from the centre of galaxies where the largest black hole lies so it could work?...So it would never have been the case of a sudden explosion creating matter but just recycling and transfering of matter that always existed...This could be an eternal on going process?

    Who knows its just one of philosophical explanations =)

  60. abdul

    I think that how many point of views are there in any field of knowledge should not be treated with the human behavior of making beliefs with something as is happening in this case and in the similar issue of the representation of The Theory of Evolution and difference in point of views is not a big deal but the behavior towards it is what is the cause of Crucifixion of Galileo and our different sects of Islam.

  61. mvitaminx

    This doc refers to the big bang as an explosion.

    The end.

  62. tofu

    I don't know what to think. This documentary was really quite informative but it leaves a bad after taste.

    The first half was probably the most informative, especially how they talk about the scientific community being just as bad as the rest of the world. To disregard new material just because it doesn't fit in the current picture is not science.
    I agree with the message that more questions should be asked and free research should be allowed but we also have to consider that time and resources are limited and the committee that chooses who to give those time and resource to have a responsibility to give them to people whose research appears the most productive so I don't blame them for laying off a researcher who's researching a very risky subject that may produce no results. Of course i don't know all the details but I won't just accept what was told in the documentary as the whole truth and am trying to stay as objective as possible.

    This documentary also seems to state the the majority of the scientific community is dismissing the new evidence just to paint a picture that fits with the currently held theory. I think that is misinformation because we have to remember that we know very little of the universe and scientist may not be ignoring it, but waiting until more data comes in that will provide them with the tools necessary to make all the connections if there are any.

    I also don't like how this documentary pulls out the plasma universe theory out of nothing after have many great scientist talk about the seemingly wrong direction the scientific world is going as well as the unethical treatment of scientist according to their choice of research. It seems like it is a ploy to make all of the interviewed scientist seem as if they all do believe and argue for the plasma universe theory when the reality is that only two or three people in the documentary seemed to have supported it. Even then I'm not quite sure if they themselves said they think the plasma universe theory tops the big bang theory. It appeared to me that they were simple explaining the fault of the big bang theory and how the plasma universe theory works.

    My personal opinion is that according to Occam's razor, the plasma universe theory seems much more complicated than the big bang theory. Sure with the big bang theory we have the questions "what was before the universe?" and "how can everything come from nothing?" etc. but with the big bang theory we have explain many things to a certain extent quite accurately. But I am still quite ill-informed so it may be a bias on my part.

    Whatever the case may be I still like this documentary very much. It provided many great things for me to ponder...as if being a college student wasn't enough already.

  63. DArko

    Even the brightest mind can not imagine the universe.

  64. nate

    Bottom line, the origin of the universe is outside of our parameter of understanding and no matter how much we evolve as a species will never be able to truly understand the forces of nature. Its like trying to explain an ipod to a blade of grass.

  65. Robin

    The credits give the release date as 2003. I have Eric Learner's book, "The Big Bang Never Happened" Vintage 1991. It is an eye opener. To see this doc was great relief. Everything is so focused on the Big Bang,what is so disappointing is the scientists are so locked into conservative thinking, how can they be good scientist. The purpose of science is to measure the objective world and universe. They need to thing outside the box. Thanks for posting this.

  66. riley

    what zol, hanselda, ff1 & ptolemy said

    if your theory isnt the one that best accounts for the observed facts in the cosmos, you have a lousy theory.

    you can love it to death, but that doesnt make it any better.

    the less-loved, incomplete, but consensus theory may have gaps, but that doesnt make it non-useful, to the extent it is descriptive and predictive.

    if the big-bang is wrong, these folks should be providing an alternative explanation which accounts for the red-shift routinely seen when looking at most any observable galaxy.

    any anomalies are, of course, fertile ground for research and greater insight.

    its illustrative that hoyle never altered his steady-state view, even in the face of an avalanche of supporting observation to the contrary. being a controversialist seems to have been an animating motive for him, as it may others.

  67. Anirudh Kumar Satsangi

    Radhasoami Faith View of Modus Operandi of Creation of Universe
    There is cosmological evidence for God and the Universe existed before Big Bang please.
    Stephen Hawking writes in The Grand Design, “It is not necessary to invoke God to light the blue touch paper and set the Universe going.” Hawking said the Big Bang was merely the consequence of the law of gravity. In A Brief History of Time, Hawking had suggested that the idea of God or a divine being was not necessarily incompatible with a scientific understanding of the Universe.
    Although Hawking is very close to Truth yet he is not perfect in his views while discarding the role of divine being. I consider the role of eternal gravity uppermost but I strongly differ with Hawking on the role of divine being. I consider Divine Ordainment is the cause of Creation of Universe.
    Now I give Radhasoami Faith view of Creation Theory. In Sar Bachan (Poetry) composed by His Holiness Soamiji Maharaj the August Founder of Radhasoami Faith the details of creation and dissolution has been described very scientifically. It is written in Jeth Mahina (name of Hindi moth) in this Holy Book: Only He Himself (Supreme Father)and none else was there. There issued forth a great current of spirituality, love and grace (In scientific terminology we may call this current as gravitational wave). This is called His Mauj (Divine Ordainment). This was the first manifestation of Supreme Being. This Divine Ordainment brought into being three regions, viz., Agam, Alakh, and Satnam of eternal bliss. Then a current emerged with a powerful sound (this was the first Big Bang). It brought forth the creation of seven Surats or currents of various shades and colours (in scientific terminology we may call it electromagnetic waves). Here the true Jaman or coagulant was given (in scientific terminology this coagulant may be called as weak nuclear force and strong nuclear force). Surats, among themselves, brought the creation into being.
    These currents descended down further and brought the whole universe/multi verse into being i.e. black holes, galaxies etc. were born.
    I would like to add further that sound energy and gravitational force current are non polar entity and electromagnetic force is bi-polar. Hence spiritual polarization, if occurred, is occurred in the region of Sat Lok and region below to it only.
    Infinite expanse of gravitational force field is the region of dark energy.

  68. E.Bartleby

    What has to be learned from this doc is not that the current view we have of our universe's origins is wrong, or that some scientific renegades are instead the ones who hold the truth. No, the real lesson here is that all theories need to have competition. It's this competition that forces old concepts to be seen in a new light. It's what makes em either obsolete OR reinforces their position.

    Bottomline is: an unchallenged hypothesis isn't very different from religious dogma. To have absolute faith in an explanation is counter-productive and unscientific, in my humble opinion.

    Here, have my two cents :)

  69. raul bigglesworth

    poo rolls downhill it seems.

    the way these ladies and gentlemen treat ufologists or free energy "kooks" is the same way they're being treated.

    we've created a society that doesn't deal in innovation. it's all just been made into self-perpetualizing status quo.

  70. godeshus

    Ahhh, like any other good quality fringe science, this documentary got so caught up in pointing out problems with the Standard Model that it forgot to go about proving its own theories. The creators would make Excellent politicians, pointing out problems with the adversary while never actually managing to provide anything useful.

  71. Matt Kukowski

    Well.. doc is total BS.. don't bother. @godeshus has a TKO.

  72. Hodd

    You seem to have missed the point entirely. Proving scientific theories isn't done through documentary film making last I checked, but instead through a peer review process where scientific inquiry and new ideas are welcomed and encouraged. This is assumed by most. But apparently this isn't the case either in light of how new theories are treated as illustrated in the doc, and this is the point.

  73. hereticpariah

    What a great set of videos!! incredible to see that even in modern science we get bogged down in dogma. As for the quasars linked to a galaxy, I would propose that they might be Blackholes that are being ejected from the centers, and this hyper velocity would explain the redshift anomaly

  74. Nonya Buizness

    to people acting as detractors here such as godeshus
    just because you don't have a secondary argument does not automatically make you wrong, saying we don't know what it is would be a perfectly acceptable statement under the scientific method
    saying that , i do believe that though incomplete the standard model is probably the correct answer, but you shouldn't disparage or throw out something as "fringe science" just because you don't agree, that's just not how science is supposed to work.
    i like the fact that these scientists continue to pursue an unpopular theory BECAUSE they're observations show something that doesn't work within the standard model

  75. Draw Vinette

    Discusses the serious problems in astronomy today that senior astronomers are refusing to accept new ideas that will render their own work obsolete, because they are afraid that they will loose their jobs. Pride is also a factor that they do not want to be wrong having dedicated their life to believing in a certain idea. These senior astronomers are having a detrimental impact on astronomy and the understanding of the universe by suppressing new ideas and new observations that prove their old ideas incorrect.

    20111207 - Important documentary that proves that the Red Shift is NOT a measure to show that galaxies are moving away from each other and Earth. This is very important because it means that the universe is not experiencing expansion in the way as described by Hubble. This means that it is very unlikely that our universe originated in the Big Bang Theory.

    The now outdated Big Bang Theory stated that all matter in our universe originated in a large singular explosion and has expanded to its present form. The Big Bang Theory has suggested through Red Shift observations of very distant galaxies that the universe is expanding at an ever increasing rate.

    Why this is wrong. The universe cannot expand faster than the speed of light and the Red Shift Theory is saying this will eventually happen.

    Why do galaxies that are further away show a red shift? One only has to look at the sky at sunset to understand this phenomenon. The more atmosphere and dust that light has to go through the more the higher frequencies of light are absorbed or reflected away. Only the longer wavelengths of red light make it through.

    The same is true for galaxies that are farther away. Therefore the farther a galaxy is away from Earth the more its light will be red shifted. Or the more dust and gas a galaxy's light has to go through the more red shifted the light is. Because the shorter wavelengths of blue light are being absorbed.

    Therefore the universe is NOT expanding due to the Big Bang Theory.

    Where does the matter of the universe come from then? Quantum mechanics states that energy can spontaneously become matter. In this case a basic hydrogen atom could be created from a negative charged electron and a positively charged proton. Hydrogen atoms gather due to electrostatic forces and later on gravity.

    When sufficient hydrogen atoms have gathered together into a hydrogen cloud then their mass can then be triggered into fusion by a plasma wave or other source to create a star. The process of star formation may lead to the creation of a solar system. The process of many stars being created may lead to the formation of galaxies.

    A star's life cycle will then create the rest of the elements required for planet formation and life as we know it.

    Energy released by a star is then be recycled into creating more matter using the theory of quantum mechanics again. Quantum mechanics states that energy can spontaneously become matter. In this case a basic hydrogen atom could be created from a negative charged electron and a positively charged proton. Hydrogen atoms gather due to electrostatic forces and later on gravity.

    Therefore the universe is always recreating itself. Over billions of years more and more basic matter is created enabling the creation of more hydrogen, hydrogen clouds, stars, solar systems, and galaxies. Star formation ejects lots of plasma energy into the universe (based on current observations). During the life of a star plasma energy is continuously being ejected out into the universe. The result is an electro magnetic plasma based universe.

    A universe that is neither expanding nor contracting due a massive central explosion, but rather one that is growing steadily through the creation of new matter. Matter that is then shaped by the electro magnetic plasma fields of the universe.

    These conclusions are drawn based on everyday observations (red shift), the Quantum Mechanics Theory, Quantum Mechanics Theory observations, and universe observations and the observations of electro magnetic plasma.

  76. hireUSA

    There is a new documentary coming out that exposes a larger problem in physics and cosmology. It will be on the festival circuit in 2012 including Canne, Berlin, SilverDocs. Einstein Wrong - The Miracle year follows a family as they delve into the dissident area of physics. What they discover will rock science to its core.

  77. Jane Doe

    With the incredible advancements in technology, it is unscientific to just go with what you've got. Always challenge theories. Hubble made his observations in the 1920s, WAY outdated.
    One century ago man thought that the Milky Way was the entire universe.

  78. Carlos Macedo

    I'm sorry for my english cause i'm portuguese and i have some difficult to express and right in onother language, but.

    1- Nobody can say that the tentative to use dark energy and dark matter that wasn't and problably never will be saw, is a ignorant way to prove that the big bang theory really works.

    2- I saw dozens of docs, i read dozens of books and studies alot of fisics and quantum fisics and it's quite impossible that everything was created from a single particle that nobody now's what particle it is and nobody can prove mathematecly that even one infite dense particle can create something so huge as the observed universe, cause we can not see the boundries.

    3- the time-line for the big bang theory is ridiculus, thats why mathematicians used dark energy and matter to prove the time the mathematic big bang theory predicts.

    4- the arogance that the people in our time has to think that they are astute and hiper-inteligence to just say that this is the final theory is as stupid as the theories created and disproved before this one.

    5- i think that the only theory reasonble enough will be created not by man but by a computer (after inserting all the data we can) but only in a very long future when the computing capability of computers reach a point when it passes million or more the one that the human brain can, and it's not just this theory, but also the theory of everything,

    6- after reading most of the comments here i just beg you all, keep always an open mind and dont ever thing you are right or have all the ansers, cause what distinguishes us atheists, cientist, and free thinkers is the thought that everything is possible (even the thought of a creation) cause there is one thing that nobody can say, that something is impossible.....and dont forget that if we are very close to create a machine that can think, learn and be reasoneble, we can also be a part of an experiment of a much, much ancient and inteligent species, and dont ever forget that we see things from the parspective of our size, and we can be much smaller that we think in the universe.........

    7- finally I would like to say that I love you all just for the fact that everything i see and read from people like all of you gives me so much pleasure that I thank my life for being so lucky to share ideas and thoughts with all of you......we are just so lucky that we was born in developed countries or that we had the oportunity to comunicate......We are all rich in our minds, more than rich people with poor mind.....

    Thank you all..........and sorry for my english

  79. Richard MK

    You mention arrogance in someone else yet you talk like you are 100% correct with no chance of being wrong. Your theory is ludicris. You say the standard model is wrong. Says who? You and who else? Give me a break. YOUR arrogance is what is astounding here. Not his.

  80. Edwin Verhulsel

    Well I give Carlos right in some points, even if the English is not that good!
    I'm a foreigner myself living in Europe. And that he is a bit of centered in his believe that everyone is wrong and he is right.

    Where I have to support Carlos though is that human beings in their "infinite wisdom" always think they are down right on everything. However! There once was a time where the majority of people were certain that the world was flat!? There was a time when the majority thought that the earth was the center of the universe!? And most likely some people think that they have the answer on how the entire universe looks like...how can we? We don't even know how big it is!!! These are all Theories made out of that what we already know! And is there anybody here that "knows" all about the universe!? Most of us don't even know what is exactly happening in their backyard...and you must admit, that most humans believing that bullshit back in the days, did not have the slightest Idea themselves what was true or not! They just followed the majority and could not think for them selves...and actually hung up quite some people just they beleaved something different!

    So anyone should respect an open mind that is capable of thinking for himself, then to just beleave anything that is being told to him or her by anyone that even may be a Scientist...then tomorrow all of the sudden all that has been taken for granted today, can just aswell be turned upside down the day after because of one single fact found, that today none of us can even hardly understand!

  81. Franck Saint-arroman

    Watch "how big is the universe", they ll tell you everything about the red shifts.

  82. anna miller

    Explains how ideas and research have been thwarted by the power structure of conventional science. Big Bang theory is now seriously in doubt by the expansion of suppressed science. The cosmos is bigger than religion and science. The cosmos is to science, as the single universe is to religion. Uplifting and hopeful.

  83. Mir Khan

    a good theory is bold and original.space/ time and energy / matter in respect to the universe is hard enough to come to grips with ,let alone giving exact years to big bang.but again status co has to be guarded by most elite groups so we can all be kept in line.yet an original theory will always ask the right questions.

  84. truthseekah

    This documentary points out many fallacies in how established science is maintained at the cost of innovation. I would assume that each modern society that has ever existed felt that their paradigm was the truth and they understood the universe pretty well. It is in our being, or should I say egos, that gives us a collective knowing.

    There is much more to this story than slight resistance to conflicting evidences. When we look deeper, we find theories based on assumptions like the Big Bang. On top of this, there are many ad hoc "fixes" to make the standard model work. While most think dark matter, dark energy, black holes, neutron stars and many other mainstays in established cosmology have a plethora of empirical evidences to support them. The truth is that the evidences only exist in the theoretical world and truly understood by a few, if any.

    On an almost daily basis, new data is coming down the pike which conflicts with the current paradigm. More and more cosmologists are coming to the realization that the standard model is not holding up to scrutiny. It is about time we all stopped supporting science by press release and use the scientific method ourselves. How much conflicting data do we require before it's time to scrap a theory?

  85. JJay

    Very well told, expresses my mind totally! Especially the part of stay open for everything, adjust your ideas to other people their ideas and find your way into it, BUT always stay critical! Even among your own thoughts.

    I love your idea of the ancient and intelligent species, for the specific reason that religion can be combined with facts and other theories. If I ask any religion friend how would you define your God? What is it? A force? Something else? They got different answers, the one had forbidden himself to think about that, since that confuses him. The other one says that its a force in you, that you have to believe in something to make sense of your life.
    This doesn't count for me, I like to think whether it is about baking a cake or about the amazing universe. I'm never going to say that God exists or not since no one can define God!

    I like to think that life, religion, and maybe our whole universe came to its existence out of ancient aliens, who live far beyond our universe. Here you got your God! ;)
    Just a thought, but I like it. We simply don't know, and that is the exciting part about it.

    I just wish that they improve medical science to make people live as long as possible, so that I can enjoy the new theories and maybe even proof! Only for this reason I'm want to live forever, just out of curiousity!

  86. Jacek Walker

    Better but not good enough. In order to move forward one needs to get rid of any pride - national, global or universal. All accumulated conditionings and prejudices should be put aside no matter how painful it would feel.
    Otherwise is just nothing more but ego games. Big games of big scientific egos, but egos nonetheless.

  87. Don Whitelock

    I just saw an episode describing the beloved origin of life on Earth. What was said seems totally logical to me, but what wasn't mentioned was at what point was male and female separated, and why didn't they evolve into something else. My quest is they complimented one another, and together were stronger. But what's the theory about how they developed to start with?

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